May 22nd, 2011

life drawing

Yesterday I drew naked people all day.

Flickr

June 3rd, 2010

this morning

Photos from this morning. Pollen and blossoms on a plank of wood. Simple but visually appealing.


More photos from today and two from yesterday below (see entire post). Read the rest of this entry »

September 21st, 2009

shells within shells, life within death

I recently got excited about the beauty of life and death and time as represented in skeletons, after finding the skull of a small mammal.

Happily, my recent fascination in these abandoned structures was indulged once again today upon finding a tortoise skeleton… Only it wasn’t completely abandoned — it had become a living community for other shelled creatures: snails!

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What I found most striking, structurally, was how fragile the outer shell layer was. I was expecting a sort of hard enamel, a sort of marble solid covering affixed in one large piece — but its shell is attached in delicate, individual segments, more like human nail only coloured.

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See all 5 pictures I took today on FlickR.

September 13th, 2009

stroll

Went for another stroll and took some more pictures, which I have added to the batch I took the last time.

August 22nd, 2009

mallorca

I’m at my parent’s house for a while and I took some photos this morning. More at flickr

June 23rd, 2008

Dutch invasion of Basel

Our train – one of many to arrive that day – shows up at the station and a sea of orange becomes a drop in the ocean of supporters already in Basel.

I was in Basel (Switzerland) yesterday to watch the Netherlands v Russia game with a few (mostly dutch) companions.

Apparently there were over 120,000 dutch supporters who descended upon Basel simply to support their team.

The Netherlands lost the game, but all my pictures were taken before the match, and the city was completely awash with orange (the national colour of the Netherlands). There wasn’t a single Russian supporter to be seen.

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June 1st, 2008

Heidelberg

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I visited Heidelberg today with Justin and Kasina. I took some pictures. They’re on FlickR.

March 27th, 2008

Tüüüüüb

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I’m in Tübingen and i’m online! Here are some photos of my stay so far.

December 20th, 2007

these bones

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I’m at my parents’ new house in Mallorca, for the Christmas period.

Today I rambled around the fields behind the house and took some pictures of dead animals’ bones (rat’s and sheep’s). Makes me glad i’m still in control of my own.

You can click the images to get a bigger version.


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May 7th, 2007

reptile rot

I uploaded two new photographs (both to flickr and deviantphoto).

April 29th, 2007

london photographs

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I had already uploaded most of the better photographs from my London trip to flickr. I’ve narrowed down the selection even more and uploaded the best of the best to my photography page (that is, via deviantphoto.eu):


http://jonathan.beaton.name/photo/

I determine which photos to upload here by first finding all the ones of merit, and then removing all the clichéd and uncreative ones. I do the same for the ones I upload to flickr, apart from the second screening process. So the ones on my site are the ones I think are particularly good, whereas the ones on flickr are just valuable memories that may or may not have artistic merit.

February 17th, 2007

TAF: Part Three

Today was another interesting day in terms of TAF and the photographs I was able to glean from it.

I went to an African Drum Workshop in the morning. It was really good fun! The effect of a whole room of drums is intense! Very powerful. I have an african drum at home (a djembe), but before now it’s been more of an ornament – despite being a good quality, fully functional instrument.

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In the afternoon I went to the Makeup for TV/Film Workshop, and we basically just played with facepaints and airbrushes for a few hours. I took loads of pictures. I gave myself a StrawberryClock “tattoo”.

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Click here to see the (now-complete) flickr photo-set.

A fun and productive week, I feel! If you completely ignore my appalling lack of actual academic work at college.

February 16th, 2007

TAF: Part Two (of THREE)

Today was very busy, by my standards.

At lunch time (after most of my day’s classes), I sauntered on down to the Trinity Arts Festival’s Balloon Workshop thing. I thought I’d just snap some photos of people making balloon animals, and then head back to college for the rest of my classes.

I ended up staying there for almost 3 hours (missing a dutch class). It was great… I took photos, and updated the TAF photo set I made on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56723239@N00/show/

After that, I went back to college with an inflatable sword and Pluto the dog under my arms, and attended an impressively boring German History lecture.

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By the way, the guy who did the workshop has a website. Check out his impressive balloonery! Yes, he refers to himself as the Balloonatic.

Then I went and saw “For Your Consideration” on a whim, and fell asleep during it. I woke up as the credits began to roll. I have no idea what happens in the film after the main exposition.

Then, I went to the first TCD Filmmaker’s Society Screenwriting peer-review meeting (it’s not really called that – it’s not really called anything. That’s just the best description I can think of). There were five of us. We read eachothers screenplays and discussed them. It was very good. Now I really ought to finish my screenplay(s).

Tomorrow I’m going to try and attend more TAF things: An African Drumming Workshop and a Film Make-Up Workshop. And I’ll be taking pictures of course.

February 15th, 2007

Trinity Arts Festival…

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My favourite of the pictures I took today.

Some students were singing in Trinity’s front square today as part of the Trinity Arts Festival that’s on this week. Photographic Society members (hi) were called upon to document as much of the Arts Festival as possible, and this was the only event that I’ve been free to attend so far (since my timetable is chockablock).

I’ve uploaded a bunch of the pictures I took to Flickr. Click here!

I might update that photo set, if I attend any more of these events this week.






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